#BANTEN Vacancy at USAID PRIORITAS – TTI Development Specialist

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September 13, 2014

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June 26, 2019

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TTI Development Specialist – Banten



ABOUT EDC

Education Development Center (EDC) is one of the world’s leading
nonprofit research and development firms. Established in 1958, EDC
designs, delivers and evaluates innovative programs to address some of
the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic
opportunity. Our services include research, training, educational
materials, and strategy, with activities ranging from seed projects to
large-scale national and international initiatives.



PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Indonesia Prioritizing Reform, Innovation, Opportunities for
Reaching Indonesia’s Teachers, Administrators, and Students Project
(PRIORITAS) is a 5-year project (2012-2017) funded by the United States
Agency for International Development (USAID). The USAID PRIORITAS
project in Indonesia focuses on capacity building and quality
improvements for teacher training institutions (TTI) and pre-service
teacher training providers. The USAID PRIORITAS will build the capacity
of MONE, MORA and pre- and in-service teacher training organizations to
coordinate; plan and train The USAID PRIORITAS will support teaching
improvement at the primary and junior secondary level, especially in
early grade reading (EGR), math and science.



The USAID PRIORITAS will
strengthen provincial, district and local training for improved school
governance and management of financial and human resources, so that
these resources will directly support learning outcomes and will ensure
that staff development can be sustained. The USAID PRIORITAS will work
to strengthen TTI capacity through programs which address the needs of
curriculum and course content, training lecturers in improved pedagogy
and strengthening teacher practicum courses.



SUMMARY

The Teacher Training Institute (TTI) Development Specialist is
responsible for the provincial co-ordination and implementation of
activities under the PRIORITAS Component 1; Improved Teacher Training.
The TTI Development Specialist will communicate regularly with
university partners to ensure co-operation and active participation in
all TTI project workshops and activities. He/she will ensure work plan
activities are completed according to national and provincial schedules
and with a focus on quality outcomes. The TTI Development Specialist
will support university teams in the creation and adaption of quality
training materials and curriculum resources for use in pre-service and
in-service teacher training activities. The Specialist will oversee
workshop training and activities associated with implementing improved
curriculum content and practicum interventions which connect theory with
practice. He/she will also contribute and participate in project
in-service teacher training activities.


TTI Development Specialist reports to Teaching and Learning Advisor. This position is located in: Banten, Serang, Indonesia.




ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under the overall direction of the Teaching and Learning Advisor, the TTI Development Specialist will undertake the following:
  • Provide leadership and oversight for the delivery of Component
    1 activities, especially those related to Improved Teacher Training,
    and supervision of all EDC staff in the provincial office.
  • Exercise budgetary oversight and contractual compliance for Component 1 expenditures in the province;
  • Work to ensure seamless coordination and consistency with
    Components 2 and 3 policies, procedures, communications, and activities;
  • Coordinate strategic planning activities with provincial TTIs;
  • Work with TTI leaders in identifying professional development
    needs of TTI faculty and collaborate with PRIORITAS partners in shaping
    professional development activities;
  • Ensure a regular presence within TTIs and maintain ongoing
    contact with rectors, deans, and faculty to ensure effective
    communication of programs and outcomes;
  • Organize and implement provincial partner and consortia meetings
    twice per year to strengthen networking and professional development;
  • Design technical Terms of Reference for designated work plan
    activities. Assist Operations Managers to develop a workshop activity
    budget.
  • Identify and assist provincial TTI faculty who will participate
    in module development teams and in DBE 2 Refresher, PRIORITAS, and
    PRIORITAS Replication training teams;
  • Participate in MONE/MORA events relevant to shaping national
    policies and programs for in-service and pre-service education if
    requested;
  • Lead the process to identify TTI needs for facilities,
    equipment, and/or materials to be provided through PRIORITAS or
    leveraged through other sources;
  • Lead, in tandem with the Provincial Coordinator, other Component
    and district education specialists, the selection process of MONE and
    MORA model and lab schools in conformance with PRIORITAS selection
    criteria
  • Lead the implementation of training of best practice and lab schools as per work plan requirements;
  • Work with TTIs in shaping policies and procedures for the support for improved practicum receiving PRIORITAS support;
  • Work with the provincial M&E and Performance Evaluation
    specialist in data collection, analysis, and reporting for results and
    indicators pertinent to TTIs;
  • Collaborate with the Jakarta-based Communications team to gather
    information from TTI activities for PRIORITAS communications products;
  • Provide Monthly Activity Reports to Jakarta office
  • Complete any other tasks as requested and/or approved by the Teaching and Learning Advisor.


QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with 11-13 years related experience, or 
  • Master’s degree or equivalent with 7-8 years relevant experience;
  • Experience in managing educational activities, especially for teacher training;
  • At least 5 years of experience working in an international organization or agency;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks while attending to details, follow through and efficiency;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure;
  • Experience working with a USAID funded project is a plus;
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in Bahasa Indonesian and English.
This is a local Banten, Serang, Indonesia position. The salary,
currency and benefits (if applicable) follow EDC’s Indonesia policies
and standards. There is no relocation available with this position


APPLICATION CONTACT AND DETAILS TO APPLY


Applicants should apply to prioritas-hire@edc.org not later than 26 September 2014

Materials s/he should include (CV or resume, recruiting contact (email/cell phone number).



Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.
Applicants must clearly list how s/he can be contacted. Three references
are required and should be included in the CV.

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